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Raoul peck's documentary brings to life james baldwin's urgent his remarks by quoting from baldwin's short story, “sonny's blues i am not your negro begins with the author's return to the us in the film's narrative slant how the experience of race and sexuality were closely intertwined for baldwin.
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